Ben Roethlisberger Comments in Steelers’ Decision to Draft QB Early

After lasting just two games, Ben Roethlisberger was ready to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers again.


As the Steelers prepare for the draft, the franchise is rumored to be interested in taking a quarterback. To Roethlisberger, that is “not his prerogative.”


“They have to do what they have to do,” Roethlisberger said of the Steelers’ use of their second-round pick Thursday on Gradkowski’s SiriusXM radio show with Bruce Murray. “We’ve got some quarterbacks on the roster, but if they feel like there’s a better one out there, then they have to go get him. And that’s their prerogative. That’s why they’re the owners, the GMs and the coaches, and we just play. It’s not going to change my mindset, my mentality, my motivation.



According to the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback, he is just focusing on his recovery, and his ability to get back to the guy that threw for over 5,000 yards in 2018.


“I’m trying to come off an injury, so I’m going to give everything I have. If they go draft a quarterback with our first pick in the second, it’s not like it’s going to make me go out there and try to be any better, because I’m already trying to do that anyway.”


The Steelers have been linked to have interest in Utah State’s Jordan Love, Washington’s Jacob Eason, and Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts.


To Roethsliberger, it doesn’t matter.


“I don’t even look at it,” said Roethlisberger. “I don’t worry about it, care about it. That probably sounds like a bad way to say it, but these guys — everybody that’s played in college is great, right? It doesn’t mean they’re going to be a great NFL player. There’s been some great, great college football players that haven’t done anything in the NFL. There’s been some good or average college players that have been great in the NFL.

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